Issue N# 1 - 2002
Cervico facial lymphangioma in adult (10 cases).
Authors : A. Raji, M. Essaadi, M. Mahtar, M. Roubal, I. A. Chekkoury, Y. Benchakroun (Casablanca)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2002;123,1:27-32.
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Introduction: cystic cervico-facial lymphangioma (DDFL) are relatively rare. Because of their size and site, they pose a real problem in treatment. The authors present a retrospective study about 10 cases.
Materials & methods: the mean age of this series of patients was 31 years, with a slight female preponderance. Ultrasound scanning is sufficient to establish the diagnosis. CT or MRI scan helps to show whether there is parapharyngeal or mediastinal extension.
Results: every patient in this series underwent operation. We had one recurrence and two postoperative neurological sequelae.
Discussion: although there is little difficulty in the diagnosis of this condition, it is difficult to treat because of extension which involve the face, the floor of mouth and tongue base, and also the major structures in neck. Current interest is centred on treating these lesions with sclerosis agents, either for recurrence or, according to some authors, as a first therapeutic option.
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